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Maryland Vocational and Technical Schools

Despite its small size, Maryland was home to 5.93 million residents in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Often referred to as "America in Miniature," Maryland boasts tremendous variety within its slight 9,707 square miles -- from sandy beaches on the eastern shore to pine-topped mountains on its western side. With a combined tidal shoreline length of 4,431 miles, it's easy to see why shipping, sea trade and logistics are major industries. Maryland's proximity to Washington, D.C., also makes it a hub for national defense and aerospace. Students enrolled in Maryland vocational schools may find that this state's strong, diverse economy offers numerous career opportunities.

Maryland's workforce in 2013 was 2,514,165, and, according to the Maryland State Archives, it's one of the most well-educated workforce in the nation. It ranks second in the U.S. for its high concentration of professional and technical workers. The technology sector in Maryland is one of the nation's largest. The U.S. Department of Commerce ranked it first in the nation for entrepreneurship and innovation in 2011 and 2012. The following fast-growing job sectors employed some of the highest numbers of employees in Maryland in May 2013:

  • Education, training, and library occupations: 169,260
  • Business and financial operations: 164,940
  • Health care practitioners and technical occupations: 153,240
  • Transportation and material moving occupations: 142,290
  • Computer and mathematical occupations: 114,480

Maryland's economy and jobs

Education, scientific research, technology and financial services are rapidly growing sectors of the state's economy, and fortunately these fields tend to be high-paying. The median household income in Maryland for 2008-2012 was $72,999 -- almost $20,000 more than the U.S. average. Here's a sampling of careers that may be prepared for by attending Maryland vocational schools, along with mean annual wage information, according to May 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

  • First-line supervisors of helper, laborers, and material movers, hand: $49,890
  • Automotive body repairers and related: $51,560
  • Computer user support specialists: $53,760
  • Radiology technologists: $63,980
  • Respiratory therapy technicians: $64,900

Maryland's diverse and growing economy, combined with its rich history and the lifestyle afforded by a diverse array of geographical settings could make attending trade schools in Maryland very appealing to some students. Explore the many vocational and technical programs available on this site to find out how to turn your interests into a career.

Sources:

Maryland at a Glance, Maryland State Archives, accessed June 26, 2014, http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/economy/html/economy.html

Maryland Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/oes_md.htm

"Maryland," U.S. Census Bureau, State & County QuickFacts, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24000.html

"Some Famous Facts About Maryland," Maryland Kids Page, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD. http://www.mdkidspage.org/FamousFacts.htm

Vocational Schools in Maryland
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Programs : Automotive Technology, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Technology and Skilled Trades, and more..

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Columbia: 9325 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21046

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Tampa: 9417 Princess Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33619

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Programs : B.S. in Environmental Science, Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education/Curriculum and Instruction, and more..

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Online: Online, MD

Columbia: 8830 Stanford Boulevard Suite 100 Columbia, MD 21045

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Windsor Mill: 6901 Security Blvd. Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Towson: 700 York Road Towson, MD 21204

Hyattsville: 4351 Garden City Drive Hyattsville, MD 20785

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

Programs : Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology, Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship, Master of Management in Library and Information Science -Academic Librarianship, and more..

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Los Angeles: University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90033

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs : Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (PGC), Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN), and more..

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Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard Savannah, GA 31406

Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, Allied's distance education training can help!

Programs : Medical Coding, Medical Billing, Pharmacy Technician Program, and more..

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Laguna Hills: 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : BS - Project Management and Administration: IT Option, AS - Criminology and Forensic Technology, AS - Graphic Communications and Design, and more..

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Owings Mills: 11301 Red Run Boulevard Owings Mills, MD 21117

Hanover: 7030 Dorsey Road, Suite 100 Hanover, MD 21076

Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.

Programs : Teacher of Cosmetology, Cosmetology, and more..

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Owings Mills: 9616 Reisterstown Road, Suite 105 Owings Mills, MD 21117

Glen Burnie: 6320 Ritchie Highway, Suite F Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Programs : Dressmaking And Design, Drafting with AutoCAD, Pharmacy Technician, and more..

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Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

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